Above: The 2017 AGM Auction Committee Executive! From left to right: Sadaf Zuberi, AGM Business Operations Manager, Co-Chair Councillor John Kovac, Honourary Chair Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Co-Chairs and AGM Board Members Penelope
Mathieson and Vandana Taxali. Photo: Jag Gundu.
(Mississauga) - Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie will serve as Honourary Chair of this year's Art Gallery of Mississauga's Fine Art Auction taking place on April 27, 2017. City Councillor and Chair of Mississauga's Culture, Arts & Heritage Committee, John Kovac, and AGM Board members Penelope Mathieson and Vandana Taxali will serve as Co-Chairs. This year's auction celebrates the AGM's 30th anniversary.
"As a passionate champion of arts and culture in our city, I'm honoured to be named as Chair of the fine art auction, one of our city's most anticipated art events for the AGM's 30th year," says Mayor Bonnie Crombie. "Over the past 30 years we have seen incredible growth in the arts with many diverse artists contributing to our vibrant and growing cultural sector."
The Annual Fine Art Auction is the biggest event of the year for the AGM and its primary fundraiser, in support of nationally recognized exhibitions and programs all with free admission at Mississauga's public gallery.
"We are thrilled to have Mayor Crombie and City Councillor Kovac as part of our major fundraising event of the year, particularly as we celebrate 30 years of excellence in bringing art to the community," says Penelope Mathieson. "This year's event will be bigger and better than ever with high quality art for auction, live entertainment and some special surprises."
"With an interest in furthering arts, culture and heritage in Mississauga and having recently helped establish an Ad Hoc Committee at the City for this purpose, I am delighted to accept this position of Co-Chair for the 2017 AGM Fine Art Auction, a truly wonderful event experience," says Councillor John Kovac.
"The Art Gallery of Mississauga's Annual Fine Art Auction includes some of the best Canadian artists all in one place, made even more special this year for its 30th Anniversary, with one of the best auctioneers in the country, Stephen Ranger," says Vandana Taxali. "This year's artists include Lila Lewis Irving, Claire Scherzinger, Kotama Bouabane, Charles Pachter, Bonnie Devine, Gary Taxali, Diyan Achjadi and many others, all carefully curated by AGM's Kendra Ainsworth."
The 2017 auction takes place on April 27, 2017. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased by phone or online at
All artworks can be viewed in person during the public preview weekend at the gallery from Friday, April 21 - Monday, April 24 during regular gallery hours. The public auction preview opening reception takes place on Thursday, April 20, 6-8 pm. All are welcome.